Sainsbury’s starts the New Year with a food donation milestone
- Sainsbury’s kicks off 2018 by marking milestone in food donation partnerships
- Over 1,000 charities now benefit from customer donations
- Retailer also supports over 1,000 additional charities by donating its surplus food
Sainsbury’s is kicking off the new year by celebrating a key milestone in its food donation by announcing its 1,000th donation point for customers. The retailer’s latest announcement means that 80% of Sainsbury’s stores now have a collection point where customers can drop off donations of canned and packaged food for charity.
Customers at Sainsbury’s Chaddesden can donate products throughout the year to support Padley Group at the dedicated food donation point which is located at the front of store. Products are then collected by volunteers at the charity and redistributed to people in the local area.
Stuart James Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Chaddesden said: “We’re thrilled to have reached such an impressive milestone in our food donation programme. Our customers are very generous all year round and as we enter 2018, we hope to see even more food donated to help people in the local community who may be at risk of going hungry.”
Larry Waller from Padley Group said: “We’re delighted to be receiving so many donations from the generous customers and colleagues at Sainsbury’s Chaddesden who have helped to raise awareness of our cause. These items really will benefit local people suffering from food poverty. We’re looking forward to working with the store into 2018.”
As well as customer food donation points, Sainsbury’s has committed to redistributing its surplus food to charities through a network of charity partners with over 1,000 partnerships in place.